Via Fillungo Seen Through My Eyes.

A real pleasure to get to know the Italian culture
and walk through the longest and busiest business street
in Lucca, Italy(45 min. from Florence, or Firenze)
it’s undoubtedly Villa Fillungo.

One of my family kept asking after we returned in June,
“What about Pisa?”
Well, at one time Pisa may have been a well known place
because of the leaning tower,
but now it’s  an obscure town with not much to do, except for the airport.

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A reflection in the window from the building across

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At Via Fillungo you’ll see a large variety:
Expensive clothing (note the draped lamps)

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A sliver of a reflection of the street and the one who took this
shot of a cheese store

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 many little quaint places to drink coffee,
dessert, and sandwiches.
Why so many bikes?

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Once we had taken a wrong turn and ended up
driving for about an hour (not exaggerated) with our rental car through
this street, zigzagging around all the people strolling at night
that’s why people opt for a bike!

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One of the many side streets. This woman, probably Italian,
nicely dressed and in high heels, even in 100+ degr. F.

The women in the pic above this one, are tourists.
Much more casually dressed,
with comfortable footwear. Many wearing hats.

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there’s a flower festival in the Fall in Lucca.
Overall I’ve seen many of the same flowers here
as in California, where I live

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Was too busy to look at the clouds while shopping,
but we did have a few cloudy days,
mostly clearing up later in the day

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 I love this street because
Via Fillungo still has the charm of Italy without the touristy overtones
with an almost overwhelming amount of shoe stores
(had the wrong sandals with me:(  )
and other stores I’m going to show in another post.

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46 thoughts on “Via Fillungo Seen Through My Eyes.

  1. Hi Jesh!! What a quaint and interesting place!! Love the cheese shop and the coffee shops :-))

    As I’m visiting via ‘NF Blo-Ma’, I’ll comment also on the beautiful rose shot. Hope to see more pics from that flower festival soon :-))

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  2. Beautiful images and narratives. Now I regret not making it to Lucca during ny last trip to Italia. I love charming streets with quant shops and cafe and not too toursity. I would surely enjoy walking along Via Fillungo. I may end up taking home one of those gorgeous draped lamps.. And thanks for the tip; I’ll nake sure to rent a bike!

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    1. Got your email, Wren Thank you! If I can manage to get the email subscription on the sidebar, maybe we can do the commenting-and-replying thing via email!.I have the habit of befriending people who live half way down the world (psychologically there must be “something” to it, haha)

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  3. Italy is beautiful! It has been a long time since I was there. Most of our holidays we spent in Scandinavia or in the U.K. Nowadays I go to Australia more often than to other places.
    Have a great week.
    Wil, ABCW Team.

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  4. I missed your blog and thank you for visiting mine today to remind me that you moved over to WordPress. I have bookmarked this one and will add you to my bloglist I follow. Love the architecture!

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  5. I’ll never forget my day in Lucca! One of the highlights of my trip to Italy in 2006. I remember buying my daughter a gorgeous leather purse there.

    Leslie
    abcw team

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  6. The street scenes are calling my name. I must go! My niece lives near Rome and I hope to visit soon. I grew up near San Francisco and always knew we had a similar climate.

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  7. Always an amazing post with fabulous pictures! I love Italy and your pictures brought me such good memories. 🙂 Thanks for your friendship and you always kind words!And thanks for your visit in our Bonjour FACEBOOK page. You comment mad me happy! Merci merci!
    Happy weekend,
    hugs

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